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What will I learn?

Environmental impacts on habitat, land, water and other natural resources are continuously affecting wildlife species. If you’re interested in wildlife, biodiversity and ecology, then a natural resources M.S. with the wildlife and conservation biology option may be for you. In this graduate program, you’ll take an integrated ?eld-laboratory approach to the study of population ecology and conservation, community and landscape ecology, conservation biology and genetics, and applied wildlife management. ?You’ll develop quantitative skills and use statistical analysis techniques that prepare you for work in a variety of conservation fields locally, regionally and globally.

WHY CHOOSE UNH FOR YOUR DEGREE?

You’ll be supported by a productive and internationally recognized faculty, as well as outstanding laboratory facilities, as you advance toward either a professional career in wildlife and biology conservation or doctoral studies. Our main campus is located near the White Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean with access to a diverse array of terrestrial, marine and freshwater field sites. UNH also is ranked among the nation’s highest-performing research universities, having earned a Carnegie Classification R1. The university’s research portfolio brings in more than $110 million in competitive external funding each year.

POTENTIAL CAREER AREAS

Academia
Environmental consulting
Environmental education/extension
Federal/state government agencies
Land stewardship
Nongovernmental conservation organizations
Wildlife/natural resource management

The MS option in Wildlife and Conservation Biology is typically pursued by those with a BS in Wildlife, Biology, Zoology, Environmental Studies, or related field. Research often takes an integrated ?eld-laboratory approach to study population ecology and conservation, community and landscape ecology, conservation biology and genetics, and applied wildlife management issues.

Which department am I in?

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$27,810.00 per year
USD $13,905 per semester; USD $1,370 per credit hour
Application deadline

1 December 2022

Start date

24 January 2023

Venue

University of New Hampshire

105 Main Street,

DURHAM,

New Hampshire,

03824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent as a precondition for applying to any of our graduate programs. In some cases, you may also need a master’s degree or its equivalent.

For international students

International applicants must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent as a precondition for applying to any of our graduate programs. In some cases, you may also need a master’s degree or its equivalent.

English Language Score:

Minimum score requirements are as follows: TOEFL (Computer-based): 213; TOEFL (Internet-based): 80; IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5; TOEFL ITP (Institution Administered): On case-by-case basis; TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication): On case-by-case basis; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 59.

Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission: Fall: February 15; Spring: December 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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